Cinenova Closing Event

Programme Handouts from Circles – Women’s Film and Video Distribution. Image: Cinenova Working Group, 2019
Programme Handouts from Circles – Women’s Film and Video Distribution. Image: Cinenova Working Group, 2019
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To mark the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Circles – Women’s Film and Video Distribution, Cinenova presents a selection of films in response to the exhibition Lis Rhodes: Dissident Lines. Join the Cinenova Working Group for a discussion around the collection, its history and contemporary questions for a feminist artists’ moving image organisation.

Founded in 1979 by a small group including Felicity Sparrow, Tina Keane, Lis Rhodes and Annabel Nicolson, Circles’ programme included women only screenings and group discussions that took place at Four Corners Film Workshops in Bethnal Green.

More details on the screening programme will follow shortly.

Cinenova is a volunteer-run charity preserving and distributing the work of feminist film and video makers. Cinenova was founded in 1991 following the merger of two feminist film and video distributors, Circles and Cinema of Women, each formed in 1979. Cinenova currently distributes over 300 titles that include artists’ moving image, experimental film, narrative feature films, documentary and educational videos made from the 1920s to the late 1990s. The thematics in these titles include oppositional histories, post-colonial struggles, representation of gender, race, sexuality, and other questions of difference and importantly the relations and alliances between these different struggles. The Cinenova Working Group, founded in 2010, oversees the ongoing work of preservation and distribution, as well as a public programme of events.

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